Technical Information – Protecting Workers from Silica Exposure on Transportation Construction ProjectsAbstract:
Protecting Workers from Silica Exposure on Transportation Construction Projects provides technical information to assist employers and workers in providing controls, programs and protection from worker exposures to dangerous levels of airborne respirable crystalline silica in work zones. The document addresses where crystalline silica may be found, processes and tasks that may cause silica to become airborne, health risks associated with exposure, ways to prevent and reduce exposure, an overview and interpretation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Table-1, and the basic elements of an Exposure Control Plan.
Agency/Owner, Engineers, Contractors
Publication Date: 2021
Full Text URL: Link to URL
Publication Types: Manuals, Policies, Guidelines, and Handbooks, etc.
Topics: Hazards; Personal Protective Equipment; Respirators; Road Construction; Worker Safety